Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ground control

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

~ Space Oddity, David Bowie
This, by golly, is a day to grab some ground. Our Son of Air might be flying off the handle, feeling a bit uprooted, ungrounded, floating aimlessly. Which is a thing the Son of Air does sometimes. No big deal.

There are a couple of things to remember here: the Element and the Person (or Court, if using ye olde RWS model). The element of Air is typically ephemeral ~ sometimes a gentle breeze, other times a gale-force wind. I'm not sure of the actual science of moving Air, but energetically speaking, if it is not tethered to Earth in some way, well, stuff happens. And it happens in two ways. Either one is not grounded and is an airhead for the day ~ floating, oblivious. Or the ungrounded individual acts more like a tornado only touching down to earth to do damage. The only real cure for both is standing in place and grounding.

With a mind that may be going a mile a minute, it might be a good day for some physical, tactile activities ~ a walk, knitting, spinning wool, yoga (these are just a few of my tools out of the hat). If a mind is simply floating around, some focused activities might come into play ~ sewing embroidery, journal writing/sketching, learning a new thing or doing research (again, just a few of my tools). Doing these simple things may avert the disaster our Son of Air might become when not touching the ground.

The Everyday Tarot

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